First use by the French Competition Authority of the tools introduced by the Macron and Egalim laws to render legally binding commitments offered by four large food retailer companies aimed at reducing competition concerns raised by their joint purchasing agreements of retailers’ own-brand labels products In 2015, three significant purchasing agreements were concluded (Système U/Auchan, ITM/Casino and Carrefour/Provera) and examined by the French Competition Authority but only after they entered into force. The French Minister for the Economy and the Economic Affairs Committee of the French Senate referred to the French Competition Authority for an opinion on the impact on competition of the concentration of purchasing and listing organisations in the food retail sector. On March
The French Competition Authority accepts commitments offered by food retailers to amend the existing cooperation agreements (Casino / Auchan / Metro / Schiever)
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